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Reschke Receives Gun Rights Endorsement

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Firearms Federation on Tuesday endorsed the campaign of Republican candidate for the State House of Representative Werner Reschke. Reschke is a board member with the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce… not the board President as we incorrectly reported last night. The gun-rights lobbying group gave Reschke a score of 100-percent on...
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Teen Charged with Arson in House Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A 13-year old boy is charged in connection with a fire damaged a home in Klamath Falls over the weekend. According to fire call logs… the blaze was reported at a home on Valleywood Drive before 7:00 Saturday morning. While searching for a cause of the fire… investigators found evidence that the...
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Oregon Inmate Dies in Custody

Pendleton, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Corrections says an inmate has died at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton. According to a press released… 44-year old Shawn McMillian was taken to medical facility outside of the prison campus Sunday afternoon for treatment of an undisclosed condition. He died Sunday morning. McMillian was serving a 5-year...
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Dam Removal Announcement Expected Thursday

Klamath Falls, Ore.– State and Federal agencies plan to move forward with the removal of four hydroelectric dams along the Klamath river, regardless of what Congress might have to say about it. Governor Kate Brown is expected to be on hand tomorrow, joining California’s governor, and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in making a formal announcement. ...
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Seiler Will Not Run for Relection

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Falls City Councilwoman Trish Seiler will not run for re-election in November, but is hopeful that another woman will take her place on the council. Seiler was first elected to the council in 2001, and tells the Herald and News that she plans to stay active in the community, just through...
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Chiloquin to be Featured in Cable Program

Chiloquin, Ore.– Back in November, a film crew from the Animal Planet was in the Klamath Basin to shoot footage for a television series called Finding Bigfoot. The cast and crew filmed in Chiloquin for two week, meeting with Klamath Tribal members, and learning about the legend of Bigfoot from a Native American perspective....
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Snow Pack Not Enough to Overcome Years of Drought

Bend, Ore.– Spring has sprung… and the winter snowpack totals are in… but despite lots of snow and rain— it’s not enough to make up for the losses we experienced during the four year drought. Snow pack levels are at 113-percent of average in Central Oregon. Last year at this time- it was just...
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Congressional Art Contest Accepting Applications

Salem, Ore.–  Calling all student artists! You have until April 20th to submit artwork to be considered for the 20-16 Congressional Art Competition. All mediums of art can be submitted… the winner will receive round trip tickets to Washington DC to see their art on display at the US Capitol. Visit Rep. Greg Walden’s website...
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OSP: Speed, alcohol likely factors in crash that killed Merrill man

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Merrill man died in a single car accident on Highway 39 early yesterday morning. According to Oregon State Police, the car was on fire when they arrived on the scene of the accident at around 2:30 Sunday morning. Investigators say the car was likely speeding… headed southbound when it crossed the center...
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Tech Biz Funding Seminar Happens Tuesday

Klamath Falls, Ore.– There are ways to get state and federal funding to help you launch that business idea you’ve been mulling over. OregonBEST is a non-profit group that helps cleantech start-up companies getting the funding they need to get their business of the ground. The group is holding a small business funding seminar Tuesday,...
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